I've made cables before, and although they look difficult, it really just involves crossing some stitches as you knit. And being able to read the pattern directions. So together she and I each made the same scarf pattern so that I could talk her through hers (at least for the first couple cables) and then she could do it on her own. And I would end up with one too.
And then I made a couple more.....
Working with chunky yarn is a plus too. Your project works up much quicker.
- Pattern here free from JoAnn's. Shown L to R above
- Cream one made from Deborah Norville Serenity Chunky color Pristine 2 skeins
- Finished dimensions after blocking 8 1/2 inches x 50 inches
- Blue one made from Loops and Threads Charisma color Royal 2 skeins
- Finished dimensions after blocking 8 1/2 inches by 30 inches. We only used a portion of the second one as daughter #2 wanted a shorter cowl version. One alone wouldn't have been enough for a cowl however.
- With the remainder of the blue I made only half of the width of the scarf until I ran out of yarn. Daughter #3 got a little cabled scarf that measures 4 1/2 inches x 35 inches.
- Tan one made from Lion Brand Hometown USA color Los Angeles Tan 2 skeins (or as Hubby said, "the color of their air.")
- Finished dimensions after blocking 8 1/2 inches x 36 inches
- Pink one also from Loops and Threads Charisma.